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Hi I'm James

I grew up in the military. I became a Navy electrician and then a truck driver. I decided I needed a change. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am divorced, have two daughters, and will be 39 years old in a couple of months. I have a good job and yet I know that I do not want this job as my career. I feel a need to look and search my heart and desires to find the career that will help me achieve the right balance between family, church and work. While I do still enjoy my current job, I have realized that I will advance as far as I can just after the new year. My two daughters bring great joy to me and are also sometimes a great challenge. Current ages are 13 and 8. The opportunity to be a father and to see my daughters grow and learn is a great privilege. As a father I am sometimes amazed at the things I learn from my daughters. By interacting with each other we both teach and learn, though sometimes it is not thought of in that way. One of the greatest blessings that Heavenly Father has given me has been my divorce. As I was going through the divorce, I experienced much pain and grief. By being able to look back now, I know that it was for the best. Because of my feelings for my ex-wife, I determined to change. That was the way it started. I now know that my ex-wife has blessed my life more than anyone besides the Savior. She has helped me to see the error of my ways. And because of that, I am applying the work of the Savior, the atonement, to my life to change.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was going through my divorce, I asked myself: "What would make the woman I married - the woman who said she loved me - reject me? I found the answer. It was the man in the mirror. Having realized my fault in the divorce, I began looking back over my life. I realized that I did not know how I was supposed to live. Everything I had been taught is what had gotten me to that point in my life. I wanted to change, but did not know how to change. I found a set of scriptures which I had stored in my parents basement that were given to me ten years prior, by a woman I had good memories of as a friend. I began to read. What I came to find in those scriptures I had been given was everything I had hoped marriage would be. The scriptures which I had been given brought into my life the truth. The truth is all I need.

How I live my faith

I am a Branch Missionary. I go out with the Missionaries to share the Gospel. I talk to people I know - friends, coworkers and those I meet on the street and their homes - about the Gospel, my experiences and the great blessings that have come into my life.